takere1, n. Bottom, bed (of sea or chest), keel.
Te takere o te moana,
the bottom of the ocean;
takere o te va‘arua,
the bottom of the pit;
taua va‘arua takere kore ra,
the bottomless pit (Rev. 9.11);
Kua māonga-onga te takere o te vaka.
The keel of the canoe has got scraped. Takere ‘uti, moveable centreboard.
‘E takere ‘uti tō te reira vaka.
That canoe has been fitted with a centreboard.